Partulesi Necropolis

Ittireddu, Italy

Partulesi Necropolis in Ittireddu dates from the 3200-2800 BCE and consist of 26 domus de janas (type of pre-Nuragic chamber tombs found in Sardinia).

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Ittireddu, Italy
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Founded: 3200-2800 BCE
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Italy

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archi_ catt (2 years ago)
Interesting nuragic site, but it should be better enhanced. It deserves because the landscape is still beautiful, but compared to other sites, it is really left to itself. Too bad, also because Ittireddu would offer various cultural attractions, from the Roman bridge, to the cistern, to the ruins of Sant'Elena, up to the church of Santa Croce, not to mention the Museum.
Layledda (2 years ago)
The site is easily accessible, not far from the town of Ittireddu. You will find an open gate and a now illegible sign. From there it is possible to continue by car for another 300 meters, on a narrow and somewhat bumpy road but still practicable if the car does not have a low attitude. Already from the street it is possible to see some of the numerous domus of the site, a truly impressive sight. Once you leave the car in the clearing, I advise you not to climb the ridge as the rocks are really slippery. It is better to follow the path on the left that will allow you to visit the first four domus (it takes a bit of agility to look out over each of them). From here you can reach those seen from the road with a less steep and safer approach. Some domus are really very large and articulated, I'm not sure I've found them all. Very interesting is the domus in the façade with the arched stele outlined above the entrance door. The widest of all is a bit detached, you have to "turn the corner". Being a steep ridge I recommend good shoes and maybe avoid visiting on rainy days. A few minutes away by car, I also recommend visiting the Funtana Nuraghe.
Vincenzo Soru (4 years ago)
Characteristic place turns freely beautiful.
yabatay (4 years ago)
The panorama of the village is beautiful, which can be enjoyed from above with a view of the volcano. The Domus are easily accessible and well indicated.
Giovanni Masala (4 years ago)
Beautiful site. Well cared for and usable
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